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Month: March 2018

Chemo Survival Kit

Chemo Survival Kit

I recently found out that my friend’s husband had stage four kidney cancer that would require aggressive chemotherapy. I asked around to cancer survivors about what I could do to help out with the misery of chemo. The most common suggestion was to help with household chores—grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning—but I live too far away and can’t afford to pay for a service on my freelancer budget. But I can send inexpensive gifts! Here are some suggestions. Mary Ladd recommended:…

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Orcas Island Lit Fest

Orcas Island Lit Fest

I’m planning to volunteer for the Orcas Lit Fest on Orcas Island the weekend of April 13-15, 2018. The festival aims to “bring together people who love to read books with respected authors, poets, and editors for a dynamic series of panel discussions, writing workshops, and a ‘Lit Crawl’ around the Eastsound village.” I’m excited to go because I’ve never been to the beautiful Orcas Island. And going to a beautiful island with other writers is even better. Early bird…

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